AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE REFEREES' ASSOCIATION INC.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
The Australian Rugby League Referes' Association has adopted a uniform Code of Behaviour that will umbrella all of its affiliate refereeing associations. It is understood that the majority of its affiliates already have Codes of Behaviour in place. It is also understood that these can be very different in their structure and can go from a broad policy statement to a very detailed set of rules and guidelines. The ARLRA Code of Behaviour is not meant to replace these where they exist but more so to reinforce them. All Associations should review any Codes that they have in place to ensure that they do not contradict the new ARLRA Code and any Associations that do not have a Code in place should adopt this ARLRA one and ensure that all of their members are fully aware of it.
"No referee shall:-
- engage in any conduct that is detrimental to;
- bring into disrepute;
- act in a manner inconsistent with;
- act in a manner contrary to; or
- act in a manner prejudicial to;
the best interests, image or welfare of the Game.
A referee is responsible for supervising a match and enforcing the Laws of the Game.
A referee is responsible for the inspection of the sports environment to ensure a safe environment is provided for participants.
Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive so be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.
Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.
Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.
Accept responsibility for all actions taken.
Keep up to date with the latest trends in Officiating and the principles of growth and development of young people."